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Menstrual Cycle Day 26


What is happening internally?

If conception occurred: The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining. The zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing larger every day. The amounts of hCG are increasing. If conception did not occur, the amount of progesterone being released begins to drop due to the corpus luteum dying. The lining may begin to slough off.

Outward symptoms:

If conception occurred: basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline. Cervix may be low, firm and closed, or slightly raised and softer. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. You may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions and fatigue. If conception did not occur your basal body temperature may be dropping down due to the corpus luteum dying. Cervical fluid may be creamy to watery. You may have water retention, headache, moodiness and cramps.

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Guest Nov 17, 2019 06:05:07 PM ET

My periods are quite irregular after coming off birth control 6 months ago. I'm on cycle day 26 and no show of any period. I've had sore boobs for a week and mild cramps for 5 days. I’m really gassy as well. What should I expect?

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Gift May 19, 2018 02:05:00 PM ET

I saw my period on the 2-7 and I saw it again on the 16-18. Could I be pregnant?

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Jamie Apr 19, 2018 05:13:33 PM ET

Hi, I'm on cd26. I've not had any implantation bleeding. Just had the cramps, backache, headache, urinating a lot, eating a lot, thick cm just now also had it last Tuesday as well. I'm slightly confused. I'm due on Af on Monday. Any suggestions?

Guest May 17, 2018 10:02:42 AM ET

Did you get pregnant??

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Hanifa Apr 8, 2018 06:11:15 AM ET

I'm on 27th day of my cycle, I have cramps, creamy or dry, backache, abdominal pain. I'm trying 2 conceive and my cycle is 26.

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Janet Feb 17, 2018 03:25:04 PM ET

I'm on 26th day of cycle. Did progesterone on 21st day of cycle and was 18. I have bloating and slight cramps. Can I be pregnant?

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Ki Dec 14, 2017 07:25:10 PM ET

I've been cramping for 4 days and no cycle. My doctor said I'm on day 25, but I normally cramp the day before and the day of so this isn't normal. I have no idea what to do. Also, just to add, the cramps are mild.

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Asha Dec 9, 2017 09:12:22 AM ET

I took clomid 50 mg this month, hcg injection also taken at the day of periods, 13th day. Today is 26th day of my period. I have lower abdominal and pelvic cramps. Is it pregnancy, early symptoms? Please help me, I'm very anxious to get pregnant.

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Tonya Ledet Nov 5, 2017 02:44:19 PM ET

I had a five day period twice. Looks like my cycle is now running 26 days long. I took an ovulation test 4 days after my period stopped and I was peak. Me and my husband lost two babies this year (two miscarriages) and are trying once again. Please help if y'all can.

Guest Nov 27, 2017 12:09:30 PM ET

Don't stress out, rest more when trying to conceive. after he came, rest and lay down for about 10 minutes, it helps.

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Guest Oct 30, 2017 09:22:36 PM ET

My last period was this month October from 2 to 6 and then I had my other period on the 27 same month. When is my safe period?

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Guest Oct 16, 2017 02:24:28 AM ET

I am on the 25th day of my cycle. I have regular 28day cycle. I had my 4th iui done this month. I am feeling pain in my lower abdomen as if period will come now. Also I am feeling like vomiting. Am I pregnant?

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